To define Users and Groups go to the menu Extra > Users & settings.
You get a new screen and there you can click on the ‘users’ or ‘group’ tab. If you want to add a user or group, type the name in the empty field below the list of existing users or groups.
- User code
- On certain graphical interfaces (like on the iSGUI and AURUS-TFT) it is possible to protect specific items with a code. This is the ‘user code’. For more info on the ‘user code’, see the chapter ‘Use of passwords and codes’.
A user has the following properties:
- The name of the user. In most cases this will be the name of an actual person, but this can also be something like: ‘spare card’, ‘visitor’, ‘cleaning lady’,…
- Proximity tag /card
- The ID nr for this card or tag (printed on the card/tag). Each user can have a tag and a card. A card and a tag assigned to the same user will always have exactly the same behavior on every reader.
REMARK: A card/tag can only be assigned to a single user (as every card has a unique ID)
REMARK: If a user has two cards, but no tag, you can assign one of the cards to the tag field. (and vice versa)
REMARK: If a user needs more than two personal cards/tags, you need to add multiple ‘users’ (e.g. james 1, james 2, james 3) for this person and then add them to one group (e.g james or family members or …).
- Check this field to enable PORTA for this user. For privacy reasons this field is disabled by default.
REMARK: By enabling this option, you are responsible to inform the user that their access attempts are monitored, and to inform them about what will be done with this information.
REMARK: Access attempts, and their results, for a user will always (independent of this setting) be logged in the normal ‘log system’ (if it is enabled) and diagnostics/monitor.
- Defines to which group a user belongs. A user can be part of one group only.
Groups are a means to manage access control for multiple users at the same time. In residential applications one group, that has access everywhere/ any time can suffice, but in industrial applications you may have different groups, with different access rights on different parts of the building, plant, clubhouse, etc…
A group only has a name to identify it.
REMARK: Groups are only used to facilitate the access control management, PORTA always logs information about a specific user, not about a group.